Friday, 9 May 2014

The Merry Month of May



Coming soon... LOVE YOU FOREVER,

"It's been 5 years since Sofia died, and she and the other spirits "upstairs" continue and watch the dramatic events and devastating consequences that unfold on the earthly plane. This is book 3 in the Sofia Trilogy."

There's still time to read the first two books, LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER and SOFIA'S LEGACY. Simply send a message on the comments, or they are available from Amazon, other online retailers and good book shops. Don't want to buy them? Borrow them from your local library!

Well, Peeps it is May again... May Day celebrations... Bluebells, sunshine and the hope of a good summer in the Northern hemisphere...Maypole dancing.

What happened in May throughout the twentieth century years?

1921... Capital punishment was abolished in Sweden.
            In Chicago there was concern about a decline in morals as women's hemlines had been
             steadily rising since the end of the war. Thousands of women were revealing their legs!

1927... 25 year old Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic.

1928... The flying doctor service began in Australia.

1930... In South Africa white women were allowed to vote for the first time.

1935...Britain celebrated the Silver Jubilee of  King George V and Queen Mary.

1937...The giant airship Hindenburg exploded while coming in to land in New Jersey.
           Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, 'Gone With The Wind'.
           In London the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth took place.

1943... The 'dam busters' led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson devastated the Mohne and Eder
            Dams causing flooding in the Ruhr and Eder Valleys of Germany.

1945... Peace declared in Europe after World War II.

1951...Festival of Britain opened by the King and Queen 100 years after the Victorians' Great
           Exhibition.

1954...Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile barrier.
           In the US racial segregation in schools was outlawed.

1969...US Apollo 10 orbited the moon as a rehearsal for the July's moon landing.

1978...Princess Margaret began divorce proceedings from the Earl of Snowdon. It was emphasised
           that this would not affect the Princess's official position and she would continue with her
           official public engagements.

1979...Mrs Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister in the UK

1982...British troops landed in the Falklands and began their recapture from the Argentinians.
           Pope John Paul II visited Britain, the first Pope to do so for 450 years since retain broke away 
           from the Catholic Church during the reign of Henry VIII in 1531.

1986... 30 million people worldwide join Bob Geldof in 'Race Against Time' to raise money for
            Sportaid.

1994...Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black President.
           Queen Elizabeth and President Mitterand inaugurated the Channel Tunnel.
            Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian author  and survivor of war, cancer and Stalin's death camps
            returned to Russia after twenty years in exile in America.
            Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died of cancer in her New York home.

Just a short trip down the May memory lane. Enjoy your May days and remember to make every moment count.

Lady M





          







           








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